Yolo Knight, a European stack that was playing in the WePlay! Pushka League Divison Two, surrendered their series versus Vikin.gg in the lower bracket finals today. The group was unable to offer a full lineup for the games.

Yolo Knight utilized an overall of 10 various players for their matches throughout Department Two. The list consisted of gamers who have formerly played for teams in the very same tournament however had currently been eliminated, like Kirill “Sunshine” Kachinsky from Aggressive Mode and veterans like SUFFERING, who last bet Cloud9.

Whether it was OG’s N0tail falling ill during the EPICENTER Major 2019, Neta “33” Shapira unable to participate in the Kuala Lumpur Major in Malaysia due to him holding an Israeli passport, or various stars like Miracle- and Somnus merely deciding to remain a competition due to fatigue, stand-ins and alternatives are a reasonable requirement.

Groups should play with at least four of its five registered gamers throughout qualifiers and will incur a 40-percent penalty on DPC points if they play with one stand-in for the “LAN portion of a competition,” according to Valve’s Dota Pro Circuit 2019-20 rules. While the Pushka League does not fall under the purview of the DPC, Valve’s guidelines work as a good standard for any tournament organizer. This will be specifically true next year when Valve officially picks organizers to run its Regional Leagues for the 2020-21 DPC.

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In Yolo Knight’s case, WePlay! didn’t have a clear precedent on the rules. The organizer also didn’t provide any corresponding penalty for the group. Rather, the team has actually chosen to forfeit the series, perhaps due to unfavorable community reaction after a call out from Ben “Noxville” Steenhuisen.

WePlay! has actually been under examination for its current actions while dealing with the Pushka League. Understood for its high production quality and meme-driven filler material, the organizer has come under fire for issuing a prohibited DMCA to a Brazillian streamer and its inactiveness regarding the gotten rid of Chicken Fighters roster receiving Division One after Ninjas in Pyjamas signed the group.

With the forfeit of Yolo Knight, Vikin.gg carry on to the grand finals of Department Two to face Team Distinct and ensure themselves a berth in Department One next season. Vikin.gg showcased blistering form while playing in a previous online competition, ESL One Los Angeles Online, where they managed to beat Europe’s titans, such as Team Trick, en path to a third-place surface.